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Jewish National and University Library
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Founded in Jerusalem in 1924, the Jewish National and University Library had its origins in Zionist endeavors of the late 19th century, which sought to shape the library into a spiritual and cultural center for the Jewish people. The creation of the Jewish National and University Library preceded that of the Hebrew University and was fundamental in fostering scientific research in the Yishuv during the British Mandate. To this day the Jewish National and University Library is the world's leading collection of books and manuscripts on Jewish history and culture.

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Barnai, Jacob, “Jewish National and University Library”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0375>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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